Dutch model Romee Strijd insists she has the “typical” discovery story, but her career is anything but ordinary. She was first scouted while shopping with her mother in Amsterdam, but the shy, young model turned down the opportunity. Years later, her interest in modeling grew and she reached out to the agent, effectively kicking her course into high speed.
The Holland-born mannequin quickly made a name for herself, booking high-profile shows like Louis Vuitton and Prada in her first fashion week season. To date, she has walked for Moschino, Fendi, Chanel, Balmain, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabanna, Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Isabel Marant, Celine and Saint Laurent to name only a handful. She has also appeared in advertising campaigns for Victoria’s Secret, Marchesa, Alexander McQueen and Donna Karan among others.
Perhaps most notably, Romee was chosen as a newcomer to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2014. The following year, she was instated as a VS Angel alongside Alessandra Ambrosio and Candice Swanepoel.
Romee has sat for seminal photographers Inez and Vinoodh and Mario Testino, and is well-known for her perpetual, infectious smile. She has modeled in editorials for British, German, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese Vogue. In 2016, Romee appeared on the cover of Vogue España with fellow VS Angels and most recently was shot by Jan Welters for her solo cover of Dutch Vogue. Currently, she is the face of MICHAEL Michael Kors, starring in the latest campaign alongside Taylor Hill.
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